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Vintage Guru brings his magic to NAMA again

The man of the hour, top designer Lourens Loux Gebhardt, better known as Loux the Vintage Guru. Loux has been retained as one of the contributing designers for the Namibian Music Awards which takes place this weekend in Swakopmund’s Indoors Sports Centre.

A week ago, the contractors responsible for bringing the Swakopmund Indoors Sports Centre to completion before this weekend’s Namibian Music Awards (NAMA), were frantically scrambling to get everything done before the big event.

Fortunately, what goes on the stage and the attire for the evening has been taken care of long before that with the appointment of three excellent designers to make the presenters and nominees look their best.
MTC has gone all out to make sure artists, performers and award presenters are taken care of in terms of dress code, bringing in top local designers such as Lourens Loux Gebhardt, Nicolene Menjono and Vancella Keri Mootu. The designers were specially requested by the mobile network to do specific designs for both award ceremonies, on Friday and on Saturday. Lous Vintage Guru’s designs immediately attracted attention.
Loux the Vintage Guru, real name Lourens Loux Gebhardt, is an award winning designer who first appeared on the design radar at the Mercedez Benz Africa Fashion Festival in Ghana. Loux is also a Polytechnic of Namibia graduate but not in design. By profession he is an Accountant/Internal Auditor in the mining industry.
Born and raised in Windhoek, he first obtained his qualifications in accounting before deciding to follow his dream to do fashion design. He has been involved as a hobby designer since his youth and it was only natural for him not to let go his appreciation of fashion, despite being in a rather austere profession.
With the inspiration from his grandfather and father, he introduced his brand called LOUX, “A Gentleman’s Living”. He was part of the main design team that dressed the NAMA presenters last year as well and he dressed the Miss Namibia contestants in the same year.
Loux brand has been part of several fashion shows around the world in countries such as South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Germany. His brand has also featured in international fashion publications such as the fashion bible Vogue, Elle and the UK newspaper, The Guardian.
In Africa the brand has been featured in Air Namibia Flamingo Magazine and The Sunday Times. Loux is also a fashion stylist, and is currently Head Stylist at a local retail men’s store to be opened in Windhoek soon called C-squared, a South African franchise.

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